There are 6 ways to get from Bangkok to Kunming by plane, subway, train, bus, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Suvarnabhumi, line 3 subway  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Kunming (KMG) BKK - KMG
  2. Take the line 3 subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square

$78 - $245

Cheapest option

Fly from Don Muang  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Kunming (KMG) DMK - KMG

$73 - $226

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  33 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai 75 Hua Lamphong - Nong Khai - Class II AC
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South

$136 - $194

Bus  •  30 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
  2. Take the bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South

$101 - $130

Bus, Sleeper  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
  2. Take the Sleeper from Vientiane Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station

$144

Drive  •  23 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Kunming 1101.5 miles

$150 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Kunming is to fly which costs ฿2400 - ฿8000 and takes 5 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Kunming is to fly and line 3 subway which costs ฿2600 - ฿8500 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Bangkok and Kunming is 1276 km. The road distance is 1762.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Bangkok to Kunming, including transfers.

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There are 402+ hotels available in Kunming. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Kunming.
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  • Distance: 797.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Kunming, China?

Thai AirAsia flies from Bangkok to Kunming twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bangkok to Kunming via Mochit 2 Bus Depot, Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit, Vientiane, Laos Vientiane, Kunming South, and South Bus Station in around 30 h 53 min.

Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
Website
en.ceair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $440
Lucky Air Co. Ltd.
Website
luckyair.net
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Kunming
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Train operators
Kunming Rail Transit
Website
kmgdgs.com
Subway from East Bus Station to Dongfeng Square
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
kmgdgs.com
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Bus operators
Baidu
Website
zhidao.baidu.com
Bus from Laos Vientiane to Kunming South
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
zhidao.baidu.com
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thongly Bus
Website
baolau.com
Bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
baolau.com
Night bus from Vientiane Bus Station to Kunming South Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$113
Schedules at
baolau.com
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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